rauchbier (3550) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton upon Humber. Faintly hazy gold, no head and minimal condition. Gentle woody apple notes on the nose with a touch of barnyard and phenol, quite puckering green appleskin dryness in the mouth with softly sweet apple juice and a slight gingery spiciness, lingering sweet apple and an oily emulsion in the finish
Sigmund (4657) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from "Wessex Craft Brewers" (now Integrated Bottling Solutions), courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6%. Sediment in the bottle, some floaties in the glass, but the cider is otherwise fairly clear. Deep golden colour. Some fizziness when poured, but no lasting head. Very nice aroma of cider apples, fermenting fruits and oak. The mouthfeel is rather fizzy and surprisingly "thin" for a 6% cider made from 100% apple juice. Flavour of cider apples (no surprise!), quite dry. Not bad though.